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Ron Karenga and the Truth about Kwanzaa

Mary Katharine Ham blogged on Kwanzaa and the facts about it's creator, Ron Karenga. Read it here.
...at various times during his life, Karenga was head of a black nationalist group not known for its non-violent tactics; he was convicted and served time for torturing two women-- members of his own group-- by whipping them with electrical cords and burning their mouths and faces with a hot iron; he invented Kwanzaa as a way to "de-whitize" Christmas, as Al Sharpton once put it, expressly as a way to separate the races.So much for a holiday that celebrates African American roots. Front Page Magazine also has a story on Kwanza and Karenga.

Right Wing News: Illegal Aliens And Guest Workers Cost Americans Jobs And Depress Wages

Head on over to Right Wing News and check out John Hawkins' post on illegal immigration.

I agree that illegals already in the country need to be incentivised to return to their countries of origin. Believe me, I have plenty of acquaintances that will be mad at me for writing this, but it is necessary to return to a rule of law in the area of immigration. Those who break the law in entering our country should not and cannot be rewarded with an amnesty.

But, with that said, there needs to be true reform in the immigration process so that those that apply and are going through the legal channels, do not have to wait years to get approved, or worst, have to wait years to be reunited with their family members.

I liked what Hawkins said about the so-called "jobs Americans won't do."
...there is no such thing. There are only jobs that Americans won't do at a certain wage. If you could make 10 thousand dollars a week digging ditches, there would be a 5 mile long line every t…

AP Reports on lawsuit against Abortion Provider

Here is the truth about abortion--it kills a baby, and has serious physical consequences for the mother as well. The AP is reporting on this Jackson, Miss. case of a woman who was injured after undergoing an abortion.
JACKSON, Miss. - A Jackson abortion clinic, which closed in 2004, has been ordered by a Hinds County judge to pay a $500,000 default judgment to a woman who claimed she was injured in a 2003 procedure by a doctor who has since lost his medical license.

Circuit Judge Winston Kidd issued the judgment against New Woman Medical Center Inc. after it failed to answer Latosha Travis' lawsuit.

Dr. Malachy Dehenre and the clinic are defendants in the lawsuit.

A similar default judgment will be sought against Dehenre once he is located and served, said Travis' attorney, James Noble III.

"He has been evading the process server," Noble said.Noble said "his client almost bled to death from the procedure." When are we going to see some real concern for the thous…

Honduran Economic News

For those interesting in following Central American politics and economics, there was good news and bad news coming from Honduras. Honduras.com reports minimum wage increase is being pushed by Union leaders. I am not in favor of minimum wage laws, as they only serve to depress the demand for labor, and cause unemployment. The Honduran economy would be better served if free market forces where allowed to play out, and if the government removed barriers to entrepreneurship.
Minimum wage negotiations will begin Friday, December 23rd. The Tripartite Commission confimed this decision with the Government, workers and industrialists yesterday.

Union members indicated Tuesday that they will ask for a 500 lempira cost of living increase. This is the 21st set of negotiations on minimum wage since they began in 1978. Altagracia Fuentes, representative of the working sector, said that they will do everything possible to avoid confrontations. The last round of negotiations lasted three months.

Also t…

Federal Court Orders Department of Homeland Security to Issue Proof of Lawful Status to Permanent Residents

This strikes me as an interesting case. I find it interesting that I had heard nothing of it until now. I don't know the details, so I won't say I agree with the Court order or not. One thing I do know is that our immigration system does take much to long to process requests. These delays are hurting families, and destroying marriages. Bolding of text is mine for enphasis.

PR Newswire has the story.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- A federal court issued a permanent injunction against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), ordering the agency to provide documentation of lawful status ("green cards") to a nationwide class of lawful permanent residents (LPRs) who have been denied such proof for months and, in many cases, years. The December 22, 2005 order by U.S. District Court Judge Marilyn Hall Patel of the Northern District of California added teeth to her August 2005 summary judgment ruling, in which she held that the DHS's policy of withholding documen…

Holiday Greetings and Round Up

Hi Everyone,

I have been enjoying a week of relaxation and rest at my in-laws. I wanted to drop in and wish all my readers a belated Merry Christmas--yes, it's ok to say it--and pray you have a blessed New Year.

On personal news, I will be relocating to Arlington, VA in mid-January, and starting work with a new company. Part of my new work will involve blogging, which means that I will not be posting here much. But, I will have more about that when the time comes.

I thought I would share a round up of interesting articles you may want to check out. The first one comes via the Drudge Report, who posted an article about a top GOP strategist who is working with Mexican President Fox "to put the brakes on growing anti-immigration, anti-Mexican sentiment in the United States." Of course, it mentions nothing about the rule of law, the cost of sustaining a large portion of our society that is living outside the boundaries of our legal system, and the real victims--illegal immigran…